"I often hear college writing teachers bemoaning the five-paragraph essay for its tendency to restrict creativity and to encourage a tunnel vision approach to essay writing. Many of my colleagues make it a personal mission to "unteach" the habits students bring to the classroom during their first year of college."
Students are increasingly unable to think for themselves, and colleges are encouraging this trend.
An essay about how difficult it has become to get college students to think for themselves; they want all the answers and parameters up front. What does this mean for us as high school teachers, preparing the next college students?
Lesson | Students learn about the risks and benefits of research on genetically modified organisms, explore the growing D.I.Y. biology movement and develop proposals on restricting or permitting research in this area.
"Good school libraries lift entire educational climate of a school". Evidence from a recent 2-phase study in NJ. The keys? Collaboration and cooperation between librarians, teachers, and administrators. Now you know why I keep offering to collaborate with all of you! It's not about me or you, it's about the students...
A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www...
"On average, schools with high levels of engagement tended to have high levels of literacy skills." "Schools that utilize their student engagement data effectively are making progress." "Five factors were likely to create a situation of learning instead of boredom: control, choice, challenge, complexity, and caring." "Of the students in 2009 who considered dropping out, 42% did so because they did not see the value in the work they were being asked to do." "What is the connection between the engagement gap and the achievement gap?"
"Directed, positive, specific, and tangible" - effective feedback that helps students learn. "Done correctly, effective feedback can actually save time, according to education professors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. These and other education experts examine how effective feedback can change the face of education."
This study examines a 15-minute writing exercise that can help decrease, or eliminate, the gender gap in university physics. Perhaps if we use this short excercise here at HHS, we can help eliminate some of our learning gaps.
Primary materials from around the world. "These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or can be located by an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information.
I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. But its organizing framework is dead wrong.
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